Directed by Anish Krishna from a screenplay written by director Anil Ravipudi, Gaali Sampath features Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sree Vishnu, and Lovely Singh in lead roles and is supported by Tanikella Bharani, Satya, Raghu Babu, Karate Kalyani, Anish Kuruvilla, Rajitha, Mirchi Kiran, Srikanth Iyyengar, Sreenivas Sai, Gagan, Madhu, Surender Reddy, and Rupalakshmi. The music and background score are composed by Achu and the cinematography is handled by Sai Sriram. Jointly produced by S Krishna, Harish Peddi, and Sahu Garapati under Imagespark Entertainment and Shine Screens banner, Gaali Sampath is touted to be a ‘slice of life’ movie filled with comedy and genuine emotions surrounding a father and son. Let us see if it was able to win the hearts of the audience.
Gaali Sampath is a beautiful bonding between father and son
Following a fatal accident, Sampath (Rajendra Prasad) loses the ability to speak as his vocal cords get seriously damaged. He ends up learning the new “Fi Fi” sound to interact with everyone in the village and people fondly call him Gaali Sampath. Suri (Sree Vishnu) is his son and a truck driver by profession. His only dream is to buy a truck. As Galli Sampath always gets into a feud with the villagers, this often irks Suri. In the meantime, Suri falls for Papa (Lovely Singh) and she reciprocates. Gaali Sampath gets to know about a drama competition which would offer 8 lakh prize money. To participate in it, he pays 5 lakhs. After Suri’s love marriage gets cancelled due to Gaali Sampath’s mistake, the duo part ways. One day Sampath fell in the trench behind his house and could not shout for help. How he comes out of it and how the father-son unite forms the rest of Gaali Sampath.
Rajendra Prasad leads the show
This is probably the best from Rajendra Prasad in his 4-decade career. While he has entertained many generations his long career, Gaali Sampath showcases the other side of his acting with peculiar mannerisms, fi-fi dialect, and other genuine emotions. Sree Vishnu was good in his mature act and the interval block between father and son is one of the major highlights of Gaali Sampath. Satya’s comedy as a translator to Gaali Sampath is good. The rest of the cast have given what was required.
Off-screen talents give their best
Director Anish Krishna did complete justice to the story provided by one of the producers S Krishna. Anil Ravipudi’s screenplay ensured that the movie has entertaining elements. Sai Sriram’s visuals pack a punch. Araku locations are well captured. Achu’s background score breathes life into the movie. Editing could have been much crisper. The artwork is good and the production values are decent.
WATCH OR NOT
Gaali Sampath is a hilarious and emotional ride that guarantees you laughter and an emotional high while watching the movie. Top-notch performances by Rajendra Prasad and Sree Vishnu is the major highlight of this movie accompanied by Satya’s hilarious act. Every other aspect of the movie is really good, and you may watch it with your family and friends.
Director: Anish Krishna
Writer: S. Krishna
Cast: Rajendra Prasad, Sree Vishnu, Lovely Singh, Sathya, Thanikella Bharani, Raghu Babu, Karate Kalyani, Anish Kuruvilla
Background Score: Achu
Cinematography: Sai Sriram
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